Camp Creighton, where hundreds of boys and girls play and learn each summer, was protected forever with a conservation restriction on its 112-acres purchased for $2.7 million by Greenbelt in
The restriction not only permanently protects the Middleton property from development, it provides the financial resources needed by the Boys and Girls Club of Lynn to allow them to continue
to deliver critical services to inner-city youth.
The camp was founded in the 1960s after Albert Creighton and his wife Margaret donated the property to the club.
“The club will be able to preserve the beautiful conservation land and pond that surrounds the summer camp,” says Brian Theirrien, executive director of the Boys & Girls Club
of Lynn. “This partnership will protect and support the [Creighton family’s] wishes to provide a forever summer camp site for youth from surrounding towns.”
The conservation restriction was achieved in partnership with the club and Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation.
The DCR grant was $560,00, the balance was raised with generous support from the Creighton Family, the Institution for Savings Conservation Fund, foundations and individuals.
Camp Creighton is located between the Harold Parker and Boxford State Forests and is rich in ecological value, protecting water quality in Boston Brook and the Ipswich River and
safeguarding rare species habitat.
Greenbelt will partner with the club on trail projects and other improvements to the land.
Preserve Open Space from Development
Fund Future Operations for Boys & Girls Club of Lynn
Grassroots Campaign & Private Fundraising
Forever Preserve Land from Development
Critical Services will Continue to be Provided
New Trail Projects
Creighton Pond Day Camp has been a safe haven for me and many other kids. It is the place where I found a second family and a place where I have made meaningful